Strange Happenings in Genealogy Research
Patricia Westgate Sayko
I had been searching for the parents of a man in my lineage and thought we knew the answer, but we could not locate them in the state where they were supposed to be.
I was walking along the bookshelves in a historical Library & found one book on a shelf “sticking out from all the others”. I was going to shove it back, but for a strange moment felt someone saying open the book. Lo & behold, the missing folks were listed in the cemetery in that state.
Some months later we visited the cemetery & found the tombstones; a few mysteries were solved–the wife was somewhat older than the husband which led me to discover that her surname was from a prior marriage & that’s why we could not attach her to her parents.
At that moment, another strange happening–someone silently “I’m not who you are really looking for, it’s my brother”.
All along the Ancestry boards stated they were the correct parents of my missing person, but we checked this man’s will in the new state & his children were listed, not including my person. I still don’t have documents to make the parental connection to his brother, but someone out there was trying to help. Lots of strange happenings.
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